The Mosel comes back to Vine Street!
Wines of Hermann Ludes
w/ Rick Stiles of Grand Cru Selections
Thursday November 17th
Vintage Berkeley - Vine street
$15 ($5 for club members)
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Julian Ludes is our new Mosel crush. Coming from a multi-generation winemaking family (whose wines were never previously available in California!), Julian helms the Herman Ludes estate making crystalline, mineral-driven Rieslings that are unquestionably our white wine of choice for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
These are old school as it gets in the Mosel--super vibrant wines with racy minerality and deliciously rustic--and fit perfectly in style and ethos next to our Stein's and Falkenstein's. They own 11 hectares in and around the village of Thörnich, farming all organic and all on the steep slopes of the region. Their crown jewel is the 70+ year old, mostly ungrafted Ritsch grand cru vineyard--which produces some of the most bright, concentrated, complex and minerally explosive wines from Germany.
We're excited to offer a selection of five wines from Ludes, including some older vintage wines pulled directly from the domaine's cellar (1994 Ritsch Spätlese! 2004 Auslese!). Our friend and newly minted advanced sommelier Rick Stiles (of Grand Cru Selections) will be here to guide us through one of the most exciting Mosel producers we've tasted in years!